I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Release Day Launch: White Hot Kiss: Giveaway



White Hot Kiss
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Dark Elements book one
Paperback & eBook. 400 Pages
Young Adult, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: February 25th 2014

EXCERPT:

“I don’t think of Zayne that way!” 
She laughed. “What man-parts-loving female in this world doesn’t think of Zayne that way? I can barely keep myself breathing when I see him. All the guys in school have squishy waists. I can tell Zayne doesn’t. He’s the awesome sauce with extra sauce.”
That he was and he so didn’t have a squishy waist, but I tuned Stacey out at that point. I really did need to cram for this test and I also didn’t want my fantasies involving Zayne to occupy my mind right now. Especially after I’d woken up this morning, carefully tucked under the covers. The bed had smelled like him: sandalwood and crisp linen. 
“Oh, sweet baby Jesus in a manger,” Stacey murmured.
I clenched my jaw, cupping my hands over my ears.
She jabbed me in the side with her elbow. At this rate I’d be covered in bruises before lunchtime. “Our bio class just got a billion times more interesting. And hotter, lots and lots hotter. Holy mother, I want to have his babies. Not now of course, but definitely later. But I’d like to start practicing soon.”
The cell wall is a thick and rigid layer covering the plasma something, something plant cells… 
Stacey stiffened all of a sudden. “Oh my God, he’s coming—”
              Composed of fat and sugar—
Something slender and shiny fell from who knew where, landing in the middle of Sam’s notes. Blinking tightly, it took me a couple of seconds to recognize the faded and half peeled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sticker covering the back of the silver cell phone.
My heart slammed against my ribs. Gripping the edges of the notebook, I slowly lifted my gaze. Unnaturally beautiful golden eyes met mine.  
“You forgot this last night.”


ABOUT WHITE HOT KISS:

One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. 

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

About Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


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GIVEAWAY:

This giveaway is open to all. It’s international. Harlequin is giving away a tote which includes:

·        Harlequin TEEN branded tote

·        The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa (trade)

·        Pawn by Aimee Carter (hard cover)

·        Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (hard cover)

·        Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter (hard cover)

·        2 copies of White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

·        1 pair of black harlequin branded socks.

Just enter below. Good luck to everyone.

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Blog Tour: The Deep End of the Sea: Review & Giveaway


The Deep End of the Sea
Heather Lyons
Romance, Greek Mythology
Release Date: February 13th, 2014
Overall Rating: 4/5



What if all the legends you’ve learned were wrong?

Brutally attacked by one god and unfairly cursed by another she faithfully served, Medusa has spent the last two thousand years living out her punishment on an enchanted isle in the Aegean Sea. A far cry from the monster legends depict, she’s spent her time educating herself, gardening, and desperately trying to frighten away adventure seekers who occasionally end up, much to her dismay, as statues when they manage to catch her off guard. As time marches on without her, Medusa wishes for nothing more than to be given a second chance at a life stolen away at far too young an age.
But then comes a day when Hermes, one of the few friends she still has and the only deity she trusts, petitions the rest of the gods and goddesses to reverse the curse. Thus begins a journey toward healing and redemption, of reclaiming a life after tragedy, and of just how powerful friendship and love can be—because sometimes, you have to sink in the deep end of the sea before you can rise back up again.
Whenever I found out a book is about or has Greek mythology I have to read it, and this one was no different. What really made me take notice was the thought that Medusa, a woman who we all know to be a monster isn’t actually one at all. This book will have us forget everything we once knew about Medusa and her curse. What we know to be a fierce, evil, villain turns out to be nothing but a lost young girl who was innocent and was punished not for something she did wrong but for something horrible that was done to her.
 I really enjoyed this book. I loved taking a look into an old story with new twist and plots. The Deep End of the Sea, was a well written look into the journey of a girl who was attacked and instead of letting it defeat her, she slowly tried to more on with her life. This book had a great storyline and flowed the whole way through. While reading you could actually feel Medua’s emotions and you find yourself rooting for her to pick up the pieces and become a stronger person. 
The Deep End of the Sea, is a book you don’t want to miss. It sucks you in from the beginning and hold you captive the whole way through. Never letting up. It had family, friends, enemies, tears, joy, love, secrets, betrayals, heartache, and truly wonderful moments. Do yourself a favor and get this book. Heather Lyons is truly and author. 

About Heather Lyons:

Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.

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Now please enter the giveaway below. Good luck.


 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ruined: Giveaway and Look Out




Hey Everyone! Have we got a treat for you!

RUINED is on sale for 99 cents on all eBook platforms! If you haven’t grabbed this steamy paranormal New Adult book by Jus Accardo now’s your chance!

Need more of an incentive? Here’s what some award winning and bestselling authors have to say about RUINED!

"RUINED rocked my socks! Fans of Kresley Cole and Jeaniene Frost will love this paranormal new adult, with its battle of Bad versus Badder, a hot-as-hell hero--and a heroine who more than holds her own. Delicious fun from page one!" -Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of SHADE and WICKED GAME

"Steamy romance and a unique premise, RUINED knocks it out the park with this fresh new adult romance with a paranormal twist." - #1 USA Today & NYT Bestselling author, Jennifer L Armentrout

"A wildly original concept coupled with a hot romance. This is what new adult and paranormal has been waiting for." - K.A. Tucker, author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series

Also Jus Accardo is having a giveaway to celebrate the sale! Make sure to go to her Facebook page for a chance to win an Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card! 

Title: RUINED
Author: Jus Accardo
Pub. Date: December 30, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Embrace 
Pages: 325 
Hell is looking for a way to break loose…

Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she's been trying to forget.

Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.

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About Jus Accardo
JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing and is currently working on the first book in a new adult series due out summer 2013. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.